Friday, February 22, 2008

My Conversion Story ( I kind of love it!)

So, now that you know that I am LDS, I will tell the story of how that came to be. So, back in the Seventies, my parents had two children and were relatively happy. They thought that they should be raising their children with some religon. My mother was raised devout Catholic and my dad kind of Presbyterian in name. So, they went in search of a church that they both felt comfortable in raising their children in.
They were living in Memphis, Tennessee at the time. They found some church similar to Seventh Day Adventists, and were members for about two years. The only thing was that they believed that if you have more than two children, you are overpopulating the earth. Me - I did not like this - because I knew that I needed to be born in the Drasher clan - as well as Susan, Diana, and David, who were also yet to be born. My mom also wanted to have more kids.
My father was in the Marines and worked with an LDS man who had 7 children. So, my father asked him what his views were about overpopulating the Earth. Being LDS, this theroy was quickly debunked, missionaries were called and discussions were happening rather quickly. ( And yes, babies were created - my mom was pregnant by the time she was baptized.) So, this is how my family came to join the church.